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    COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for information, 427-6460. •Foot care clinic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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    MUSEUM VISIT: Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is organizing a trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center on Aug. 9 to see the “Diana, Princess of Wales” traveling exhibit.
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Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association will have a seaplane splash-in Sunday at Lake James in Angola.
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Brickworld at Grand Wayne Center on Saturday and Sunday will feature Lego displays and interactive activities.



Megan Spengler – Author of "Operation Wrinklesteen"; 6:30 p.m.; Pioneer Public Library, 106 E. Baubice St., Pioneer, Ohio.


Book discussion and lunch– "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World" by Michelle Goldberg; noon; IPFW, Rhinehart Music Center, Room 235, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.; free; 481-6895.



Mike Speenberg 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $9.50; 486-0216.


Max Dolcelli and Travis Howze – 7:30 p.m.; Snickerz Comedy Bar, 5535 St. Joe Road; $8; 486-0216.



"Carmina Burana" – Presented by Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Children's Choir and Heartland Festival Chorus and Orchestra; 8 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.; tickets, 422-4226.



American Style Ballroom – Group class, 8 p.m.; open dancing, 8:30 p.m.; 2789 Maplecrest Road; $5; 267-9850.


Singles/Couples Dance – 6 to 10 p.m.; West Side Gardens Reception Hall, 2025 Olladale Drive; $7.



Amazing Fall Fun – Corn maze, pumpkin patch; 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays; Waterloo; $8 adults, $6 ages 12 to 4, free to ages 3 and younger; Ends Oct. 28.

Kernel Coopers Corn Maze – Large corn maze with Titanic theme; 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays, 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays; 9867 Mendon Road, Van Wert, Ohio; 419-968-2536. Ends Nov. 3.

Convoy Community Days – Lawn mower drag races, dance, food; Edgewood Park, Convoy, Ohio; 419-749-2266 or


Bluffton Street Fair – Food, music, amusement rides; downtown Bluffton;

Fall Festival – Music, food, fireworks, music; Morsches Park, Columbia City; 260-248-5180.


Brickworld – Lego displays, interactive activities; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.;

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival – Old-time fiddle contest, crafts, antique motorcars and engines and farmers market; Hier's Park, Huntington; $3 adults, $1 students, free to ages 4 and younger;

Fallfest – Food, crafts, music; Public Square, Angola;


Apple Cider Press Day – 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.; Glacier Ridge Shelter, Chain O'Lakes State Park, 2355 E. 75 S., Albion; 260-636-2654.

Fall Fest and Barn Fest – Children's activities, crafts, music; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; downtown and MacDonald Ruff Ice Arena, Bryan, Ohio; 419-636-2247 or


DeKalb County Free Fall Fair – Parade, carnival, animals, music, food; downtown Auburn; Ends Sept. 29.


Apple Butter Making Festival – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio; 1-800-590-9755 or Ends Sept. 29.


Fairmount Museum Days and Remembering James Dean Festival – Entertainment, movies, contests, pet parade, carnival rides; Fairmount; 765-948-4555 or Ends Sept. 30.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Special archival photo exhibit of Auburn Automobile Co. and Duesenberg racers and record-setters; also more than 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars on display; $10 adults, $6 students, $25 family, free to ages 5 and younger; hours, 260-925-1444 or

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Tours begin at 10 a.m.; 1426 W. 300 N., Albion; $8 adults, $7 ages 9 to 3, free to ages 2 and younger; extra charge for feeding tour; 260-636-7383 or

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – "Art of the Autumn Garden," ends Nov. 8; "Perennials, Grasses and Butterflies, Oh My," 10 a.m. Saturday; 1100 S. Calhoun St.; $5 adults, $3 ages 3 to 17, free to ages 2 and younger; call for hours, 427-6440 or

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo – New zoo babies and animals include dingo puppies, kangaroo joeys, prairie dogs, reticulated giraffes; 3411 Sherman Blvd.; $13.50 adults, $10.50 ages 60 and older, $8.50 ages 14 to 2; 427-6800. Open through Oct. 14.

Hoosier Air Museum – Aircraft on display includes Nieuport 24, WR-3 Loving, 1944 Pratt Read Two-Man Navy training glider, 1979 Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunship; open through Dec. 14; 2822 County Road 62, Auburn; $5 adults, $4 ages 18 to 12, free to ages 11 and younger; 260-927-0443 or

National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum World War II rare German vehicles, guns and famous general displays; 5634 County Road 11-A, Auburn; admission for both museums, $10 adults, $6 to ages 11 to 7, free to ages 6 and younger; 260-927-9144.

National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States – "Cars and Trucks Like You Used to Own" includes International Harvester truck gallery, restored 1948 Valentine Diner, historic gas pumps, toy and die-cast model and Checker Cab display; adjacent to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn; admission; hours, 260-925-9100 or

Northeastern Indiana Racing Museum – Vintage photos, race cars and artifacts from local race tracks and racers; inside the National Military History Center and Kruse Automotive Museum, Auburn; open daily; admission price, 260-316-0966 or

Science Central – "Disease Detectives" exhibit, ends Jan. 6; $8 adults and ages 12 to 3, $7 seniors; call for hours, 424-2400 or


The History Center – Law enforcement exhibit; 302 E. Berry St.; $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free to members and ages 5 and younger; hours, 426-2882 or TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Whitley County Historical Museum – "What This Country Needs…"; exhibit of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall through November; 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City; 260-244-6372.


Wabash County Historical Museum – History Hunters program with Stewart Rafert, noon Thursday; 36 E. Market St., Wabash; $5; $3 seniors and ages 6 to 12, free to ages 5 and younger; 260-563-9070.



Wildflower Walk – 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Camp Scott wetlands, 3615 Oxford St.;

Alzheimer's Association Walk – 10 a.m.; Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St.; 1-800-272-3900.

Cornhole tournament – Sign up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., tournament begins at 1:30 p.m.; Dicky's Wild Hare, 2910 Maplecrest Road; $20 per team; 486-0590.


Little River Ramblers Nature Hike – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road; free; 478-2515 or

Bike Rides – 6 p.m.; Towpath Trail, meet at trailhead in Rockhill Park, 1400 Catalpa St., east of West Jefferson Boulevard and Freeman Street; ride is 10 miles;


Allen County 4-H 5K Run/Walk – Oct. 13; Hickory Center Elementary School, 3606 Baird Road; $15; registration due by Thursday, $20 race day registration; 260-341-1901.



"I Wear Pink on the Square" – Breast cancer patients, survivors, supporters of breast cancer patients; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, social lunch, Freimann Square; motorcycle run, Sunday, Lucky Harley Davidson, 6315 Illinois Road, to Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., $20 registration fee;


Historic West Main Street Farmers Market – 3 to 8 p.m.; 1936 W. Main St.; Ends Oct. 19.


Cyclefest Fall Jam – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.; $12; 1-800-745-3000.


Southside Market – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3300 Warsaw St.; poultry, pork, eggs, some vegetables, 456-1228.

DasMarit Farmers and Artists Market – 9 a.m. to noon; corner of U.S. 27 and Indiana 218, Berne; plants, produce, baked goods and art items; 260-589-2936. Ends Oct. 13.

"Meet the November 6 Candidates" – Forum; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Meeting Room A; sponsored by Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links and the NAACP Fort Wayne Branch; 432-2159.

Star Viewing – Sponsored by Fort Wayne Astronomical Society; special Pluto observing, Sept. 29; two hours every clear Saturday starting one hour after sunset; Jefferson Township Park, 1702 Webster Road, New Haven; donations; Ends Nov. 24.


Seaplane Splash-In – Sponsored by Seaplane Pilots Association; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lake James, Pokagon State Park, Angola;

Fort Wayne Doll and Bear Show and Sale – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; The Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Ave.; $3.50; 419-228-4657.

Fort Wayne Sports Car Club of America Auto Cross Solo – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Memorial Coliseum, parking lot, 4000 Parnell Ave.; information,

Fort Wayne Record and CD Show – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Franke Park, Pavilion 1, 3411 Sherman Blvd.; 482-2525.


Archaeology Week – Excavations; Chain O'Lakes State Park, Albion; park entrance fees apply; 260-636-2654. Ends Sept. 29.



Midwest's Largest Flea Market – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Shipshewana; runs through the end of October.


Toddler Tuesday – Entertainment, interactive activities, snacks; sponsored by Sweetcakes Entertainment; 11 a.m. to noon; Jefferson Pointe, food court, 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ends Oct. 30.


"Courageous Conversations about Race: Book Discussion Part 4" – Sponsored by It Is Well with My Soul; 7 p.m.; Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Globe Room ; reservations, 420-0765.

Ross Gay – Poetry reading; 7 p.m.; University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.; free.


Dupont Downs Farmers Market – Eggs, plants, herbs, honey, flowers, vegetables and fruits; noon to 7 p.m.; 538 E. Dupont Road; Ends Oct. 11.

Farm Market – Produce, handmade arts and crafts; 4 to 7 p.m.; Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave., New Haven; 749-2212. Ends in October.

Anthony Wayne Toastmasters open house – Featuring Pat Miller, former WOWO 1190 AM radio host; 6:30 p.m.; Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast, campus auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.; free;



"A Peculiar People" – All for One Productions; 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Allen County Public Library Auditorium, 900 Library Plaza; $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students; 622-4610.

"Wrong Window" – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Van Wert Civic Theatre, 118 s. Race St.,Van Wert, Ohio; $9 general admission; 419-238-9689. Ends Sept. 30.


"The Orphan Train" – 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday; Pulse Opera House, Warren; $12 general admission, $5 ages 12 and younger; 260-375-7017. Ends Oct. 6.

"God of Carnage" – 10:30 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St.; general admission, $20 advance, $24 at the door, ages 60 and older, $18 advance, $22 at the door, full-time students, $10 at the door; 422-6329.


"The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club" – Blue Gate Theater, Shipshewana; $29; performance times, 1-888-447-4725 or Ends Dec. 8.


"Doubt" – 7:30 p.m.; Merillat Centre for the Arts Zurcher Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington; $12 general admission, $10 seniors and students, $6 ages 13 and younger; 260-359-4261. Ends Sept. 29.


An earlier online version of this calendar reported on The Culture Fest scheduled for Saturday at Warsaw's Central Park. This event has been canceled. There is no rain date.